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    June ratings are here

    Numbers for June: https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb033

    First of all, double lines on KGLK and KTHT...apparent mixup with streaming/OTA number formatting.

    Not a lot of great note...

    The Spot picking up strength.

    93Q moves ahead of The Bull, which drops a bit.

    610 and 790 move ahead over 97.5.

    And of course our favorite dumpster fire KROI slips lower in the zeroes. Which of Houston's two CHRs will get sold first? (Wondering about KRBE and Cumulus possibly cashing in on a market standalone.)

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    KRBE is a Cash cow for Cumeless right now..they were making more money with it than the NYC cluster..doubt they will sell...
    Glad to see the Spot up...they've added more 70s music..I could program it better though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContinuousWave View Post
    KRBE is a Cash cow for Cumeless right now..they were making more money with it than the NYC cluster..doubt they will sell...
    Mary Berner has told the trades that all of their top 10 markets except for Dallas are being shopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndavis View Post
    Mary Berner has told the trades that all of their top 10 markets except for Dallas are being shopped.
    It has been pointed out (by David Eduardo) that market standalone operations lack the efficiency of scale that clusters have, where business costs are shared among several stations. Many of those costs are the same, whether you have one station or are maxed out in the market.

    KRBE would be an attractive target for an existing cluster in Houston, and Cumulus could use the proceeds to pay off debt, or perhaps strengthen clusters elsewhere.

    In any case the CHR format isn’t going anywhere.

    (Of course a shock sale to EMF would be an earthquake equivalent to California sinking into the Pacific.)

    I’m still astonished KROI hasn’t been sold by now. I would think the only reason a format change hasn’t happened is that the station is being shopped, and Urban One doesn’t want to bother with a pointless programming flip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediafrog+ View Post
    (Of course a shock sale to EMF would be an earthquake equivalent to California sinking into the Pacific.)
    Why do you want to jinx this market with another Christian station?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaTX View Post
    Why do you want to jinx this market with another Christian station?
    Amen, brother.

    Of course, cumulus could add the Cox Houston stations that are for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan View Post
    Amen, brother.

    Of course, cumulus could add the Cox Houston stations that are for sale.
    Cumulus wants to get out of the Top 25 markets, except for Dallas where it has a very successful cluster that warrants keeping.

    The Cox stations are exactly what Cumulus does not want. On the other hand, the buyer of Cox might want to improve the cluster by buying KRBE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post
    On the other hand, the buyer of Cox might want to improve the cluster by buying KRBE.
    Apollo is a Houston owner with ready cash. But Cumulus also likes companies they can trade with, to strengthen their other markets.

    The new owner of WABC said they were very tough negotiators and took a lot of time. That could be what's happening here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaTX View Post
    Why do you want to jinx this market with another Christian station?
    Why would that be a jinx?

    From the listener perspective, it provides what has proven itself to be a well programmed option for people who have a compatible lifestyle and musical taste.

    As radio revenue shrinks, the more stations that can switch to listener supported models the better. It's good for the industry and good for the remaining stations that can slice the pie into slightly greater pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post

    As radio revenue shrinks, the more stations that can switch to listener supported models the better. It's good for the industry and good for the remaining stations that can slice the pie into slightly greater pieces.
    So are you agreeing that the death of the radio industry is nigh? I was joking about EMF buying KRBE being a curse. If they can make it work and "make money" off of it, then more power to them.

    Personally, I'm surprised the radio industry hasn't crashed all together. Widespread on-demand content is what society has dreamed of since 8-track players were first installed in cars.

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